Paulo recaps in-homes, previews UO trip

Sacramento (Calif.) Grant offensive lineman Darrin Paulo recaps in-home visits and previews his Oregon official visit.

Oregon has been making a final late push for three-star offensive tackle Darrin Paulo out of Grant High School in Sacramento, Calif..

The 6-foot-6, 320-pound prospect, who is also considering Michigan, Nebraska, Washington State and Utah, is slated to visit Eugene this weekend for an official visit and he previewed that visit with eDuck on Tuesday night.

“I’m looking forward to meeting the players and how they bond as a team and what makes them what they are right now,” Paulo said. “Definitely, the facilities will be impressive and the uniforms and the little flashy gadget stuff, so that’ll be something to look forward to.”

The Ducks have really started to show more and more interest in Paulo down the stretch with National Signing Day just over two weeks away. Offensive line coach Steve Greatwood has been Paulo’s contact within the program. While he admits that he’s surprised that Oregon is still pursuing him because of how many offensive linemen are attached to the program, he’s going to take advantage of the opportunity.

“That says a lot about how the coaches feel about me,” he said. “I’m probably going to ask them what did they see in me and stuff, and my potential, and of course I’m going to ask what position they’ll see me playing, pretty much. I mean, Greatwood’s a great guy so I can ask him pretty much anything.”

The longtime Oregon assistant actually spoke with Paulo on Monday night before he hosted Nebraska offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf and offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh, as well as Michigan offensive line coach Tim Drevno. Paulo expects to see Greatwood on Wednesday.

“He’s actually coming up to my school tomorrow in the morning,” he said. “He’s going to check me out for my morning class so I’m looking forward to it.”

As for those in-home visits, Paulo said that both were successful.

“Those visits were nice,” “I’m actually surprised Michigan is still sticking with me with the new staff and all and Nebraska, I actually love the staff up there so that’s definitely something that’s a plus. We had a great talk.”

After his trip to Oregon, Paulo will take his last official visit to Nebraska on the final weekend before National Signing Day. Right now, it’s tough for Paulo to designate a leader.

“I’d like to say it’s all a stalemate right now because I haven’t seen the other two campuses,” he said.

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